Commentators

RCB: DHAAT Hearing 23 November 2022 – Video

ADF defend pretext to war for 9000 veterans

News Limited media’s Charles Miranda reports that Defence has copped a battering over how and why it sent 9000 troops to Malaysia during a Communist terrorist insurgency more than 30 years ago with serious implications for future deployments today. The Defence...

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Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

DOZING under an apple tree in his Lincolnshire garden during summer in 1666, Isaac Newton was jolted awake when a falling apple struck his head. Momentarily losing his composure, Newton said to no one in particular, “I think I’ll discover gravity!”  Thus was born...

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Comment: Anatomy of Courage remains relevant

Comment: Anatomy of Courage remains relevant

MAJOR Charles McMoran Wilson MC (later Lord Moran) was a multi-decorated World War I British Army medical officer who served in France with an infantry battalion, and later a base hospital.  After his return to the UK in 1919 he read in The Times of a Royal...

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Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

Townsville link to military disasters

CARELESS commentators lacking the ruthless scrutiny of a sub-editor’s pencil are wont to describe mass casualty ADF incidents as the “worst peacetime military accident ..since…” Townsville has tragic connections with three of the worst Australian Defence Force...

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Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

Opinion: No Place in Defence Review for Politics

The appointment of former Labor defence minister Stephen Smith and former CDF Angus Houston to conduct of a strategic review of the Australian Defence Force does not inspire confidence among those Australians with recent memories of senior defence administration.  If...

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